Public Domain - Internet Gold Mine
With the advent of the internet and the ease of which information can
readily be downloaded and compiled you would think that more people would
realize that the public domain is a source of wonderful wealth that can be
tapped into for huge profits.
I have spent the last 4 years "discovering" little known secrets of
this information that is readily available to those who know where to
look. Or should I say "prospect". That's exactly what it is. It's Mining.
When you mine the internet, you are not mining little rocks in a quarry or
dredging a cold river looking for that elusive nugget of gold. You are
searching for the gold of the future, and of the past. Information becomes
your ore. You now become an information prospector. A "Millennium-Age Gold
The tools of your trade are much different today than in the days of
old. Your "pick-axe" has evolved into your mouse, and your "gold pan" is
your hard drive. Your computer is the dredge and your internet connection
is your "claim". In the old days when a prospector found gold he would
drive a stake in the ground and this would become his claim. You are doing
the same thing when you sign the contract for your internet connection.
You are staking a claim to the largest source of wealth in the world.
Public Domain Information.
You transcend the boundaries of the physical world by entering a realm
in which it is possible to find riches in the deepest recesses and
crevices of the web. The public domain is the undiscovered country of the
information age. It's mysteries are deep as oceans and it's knowledge as
expansive as the universe. The public domain now becomes ultimate natural
Information has always reigned king since the beginning of time. There
are millions of us who know not the sheer power and value of the
information that is freely available to anyone who knows where to look.
The new millennium, and the information-age is very much like the
GoldRush of 1849 in which hundreds of thousands of people rushed westward
in a stampede of gold seeking pioneers. Some were young, some old, some in
between, but all sought a common goal. Gold. Only this time it is
different, the gold we seek in this age is information, and it's not mere
thousands, but hundreds of millions people who are on this new quest
blazing new trails and forging great new paths to wealth.
Information is abundant and widely available. You can mine this gold at
anytime, from any place in the world. You do not have to travel vast
distances facing the perils of the land to stake your claim. All you need
is a computer and a connection to the web. From anywhere in the world you
are able to seek out, find, download, and refine your treasure from the
warm and cozy comfort of home.
Never before, in the history of man have you been able to procure such
wealth so quickly. You are able to locate information on any subject in an
instant, and your results are displayed before you faster than you could
have ever imagined.
Your "gold pan" quickly become full of the valuable information-ore.
Each time you find a nugget it motivates you to find more. You become
entranced with the new found riches and it almost becomes obsession. The
desire to find more pulses through your veins like a hot drug, steadily
increasing your craving for more. The more you find the more you want. It
the realization becomes obvious that you have "Gold-Fever" and now you
can't stop searching for more information.
This is what the public domain is. It's an internet goldmine chock full
of free information ready for the taking.
Stake your claim!
Eric Wichman is founder of
PD Times a public
domain resources site specializing in free resources for web content and
references for webmasters, researchers, marketers, and businesses alike.
Be sure to tell your friends about this great new resource for businesses
using the public domain.